Revelation 11

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Recounting the vision of the two witnesses of Revelation, John writes…

And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

– Revelation 11:8

It is heavy to contemplate how the (once) Holy City of Jerusalem could become Sodom and Egypt, Spiritually. During the Time of Isaiah, 2,800 years ago, it was no different. Because of injustice and sin, the faithful city had become wayward.

How the faithful city has become a harlot! It was full of justice; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers.

– Isaiah 1:21

It’s a striking reminder to me that I cannot live on the right behavior (i.e. righteousness) of the past, expecting that to be my enduring legacy.

Today’s goal

Praise God for His forgiving grace that teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly, today. (Titus 2:12)

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Books on Revelation

If you’re interested in further materials on Revelation and Eschatology, check out the following:

  1. A night of eschatology (video) – Desiring God
  2. Revelation: The Spirit Speaks to the Churches — by James M. Hamilton Jr.
  3. A Case for Historic Premillennialism — by Craig L. Blomberg (Editor), Sung Wook Chung (Editor)
  4. A Case for Amillennialism by Kim Riddlebarger
  5. Heaven Misplaced: Christ’s Kingdom on Earth — by Douglas Wilson